Martin Baker Only Black Supporter At Darren Wilson Rally
Via IB Timesreports:
Martin Baker became a Twitter target as the only African-American to support Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown. There were about 125 people in attendance at a pro-Wilson protest and 124 of them were white. Then there was Baker, Guardian reporter Jon Swaine tweeted.
He was one of the people who bought a dark blue shirt with a police-style badge that said: “Officer Darren Wilson — I stand by you,” the Guardian reported.
“People are too quick to play the race card,” Baker, 44, told the British newspaper. “Lawlessness knows no color.”
He said the demonstrators in Ferguson “want to see more crime, they want to see things get disrespectful. And there are some of us who refuse to allow it to happen.” He also accused Brown of having a “criminalistic bent” after police revealed the teen allegedly stole cigars before he was killed.
Baker’s stance on Brown’s death ultimately led to ridicule from Twitter users. They took jabs at the 44-year-old and created memes with his picture that were shared hundreds of times.
Black Twitter was on the job and hunted the cornball brotha quick, fast and in a hurry!
You have to hate yourself that much to side with the system that wants you dead. How sad is that? Hit the flip to see more of the backlash the Uncle Tom and failed politician received from the Twitter masses next…
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